By the Sword (Repairman Jack Series #12)

By the Sword (Repairman Jack Series #12)

by F. Paul Wilson
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By the Sword (Repairman Jack Series #12) by F. Paul Wilson

Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. To get it back, he maneuvers his rivals for possession of the sword--the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman and his three Yakuza bodyguards, and Kicker Cult leader Hank Thompson--into a bloody melee from which Jack plans to waltz away with the fabled artifact.

Also in the mix is a pregnant teenager whose unborn child, loaded with abnormal DNA, will be a decisive force in the cosmic shadow war raging behind the scenes. A pawn in the game, she is hunted by both sides.

Of course, when things don't go as planned, Jack must improvise (and he hates to improvise).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765356338
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Series: Repairman Jack Series , #12
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His books include the Repairman Jack novels, including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error; the Adversary cycle, including The Keep; and a young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.

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By the Sword (Repairman Jack Series #12) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Liked the story... but every couple chapters it would jump 4 to 5 pages. Tried reloading into nook to no avail. Whats up with nook format?
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Fifty years ago, a thief stole the legendary Gaijin Masaume Katana from the Hiroshima Peace Museum the Katana supposedly has special supernatural powers. The thief¿s businessman son hires Repairman Jack to recover the Katana sword stolen from him.----------------- Two groups willing to kill the innocent want the Katana besides Jack¿s client. First there is a deadly Yakuza gang who believe the fabled sword would make them top dog even more lethal is the Kakureta Kao monks led by fanatic Toru who believe with their soul they need to possess the weapon and use its power to create a Black Wind to destroy New York City or die ignominiously. While in the middle of this dangerous retrieval mission, Jack also tries to prevent the psychotic Kicker cult from creating an evil Messiah BLOODLINE. Finally with all that going on in his life, his supernatural enemy Rasolom is lurking.----------------- This is by far the most complicated Repairman Jack tale to date as so much is going on including the paranormal. The myriad of subplots work as Jack starting with mugging a mugger and never slows down on any front especially keeping Gia and Vicky safe. Although newcomers should read BLOODLINE first to better understand the Kicker Cult subplot, fans of the saga will salute F. Paul Wilson with one of the best entries to date and the future looks better.-------------- Harriet Klausner